Time Travelers

Time Travelers is Shawnee Town's living history program for children and families.

Every Tuesday and Thursday - June 15 through August 5, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday July 21 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Shawnee Town 1929 and get a peek into the world of 1920’s Shawnee, Kansas! Time Travelers takes you back to a time when everyone had at least one chicken in the pot and five in the coop, washed clothes with lye soap and a washboard, and made dinner with vegetables fresh from their garden. The grocery store had plenty of flour and toilet paper, the barber shop was never closed for a pandemic, your car could easily get serviced and filled with gas, and school was definitely in session.

 COVID-19 We want your Shawnee Town experience to be both enjoyable and safe. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  For your use, masks will be available at the Visitor's Center. Activities are geared toward a minimum of physical contact. We have activity bags with games and crafts that you can do on your own here at Shawnee Town or later at home. Hand sanitizer will be available at each program. Call us, view Shawnee Town’s calendar, or check out Facebook to make sure an event is happening!

Rotating Activities
Down on the Farm
What was staying at home like 100 years ago? Tour the historic Hart-DeCaeny farmhouse, grind corn for cornbread, wash clothes by hand, and hear all about our 1927 Nash and 1929 Ford Model AA truck. Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

In the Garden
Hear all about growing your own dinner, churn butter, wash and weigh vegetables, feed our chickens with lettuce from the garden, and learn all about our 1927 Nash and 1929 Ford Model AA truck. Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

Goin’ to Town
Hear about our two newest buildings, Fisher Chevrolet Dealership and Murphy Service Station. Shop for flour and TP. It's in stock! The barbershop is open and school is in session for the summer.  Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

Additional rotating activities throughout the summer include getting to know your 1920's knots, music fun, leather working, ice cream churning (and sampling), and much more! See Shawnee Town's Calendar for daily details. 

Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, Kansas 66203
(913) 248-2360


  • Price: regular admission, all ages welcome.
  • Payment is expected upon arrival. For your convenience, we gladly accept cash, money order, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or check made payable to the City of Shawnee.
  • We require that at least one adult is present for every 10 children.
  • Picnic tables and benches that are surrounded by historic buildings and gardens are available for lunch. 
  • Shawnee Town 1929 is an outdoor museum with minimal provisions for inclement weather. We encourage visitors to dress accordingly.
  • Handicapped accessible.